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Old 24 April 2010, 16:28   #1
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Britains got talent!!!

But not when it comes to recovering RIBs in Dover today. Drove the 4x4 onto the shingle hitched up the boat and dug a nice hole "worrying" Next to the shingle a nice concrete slip way.... after an agonizing 45 mins and the attendance of another 4x4 and one snapped tow cable the boat was re launched the stuck 4x4 recovered and the concrete slip put to use the gathered crowd clapped. What was concerning was none of the divers seemed to have much of a clue and took direction from a by stander with a can of beer and the worlds smallest dog. When i was a diver the cox had to be a qualified boat handler... times do change... entertainment value 100%.
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Old 24 April 2010, 16:48   #2
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The Missus and I were sat on Pendennis point eating Chish and fips last w/end observing two dive ribs beneath us in the mouth of Carrick roads.
Two divers had surfaced about 50m from the ribs. There was a fair old sea running, the two surfaced divers where trying to signal by waving their surface marker buoy. The rib boatmen weren't even looking for surfaced divers, these guys were flying out to sea. I was just about to nip up to the CG HQ which was just behind where we were parked, when luckily, a guy fishing from a hardboat sussed what was happening and went over to inform the rib drivers. Rubbish.
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Old 24 April 2010, 17:04   #3
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The Missus and I were sat on Pendennis point eating Chish and fips last w/end observing two dive ribs beneath us in the mouth of Carrick roads.
Two divers had surfaced about 50m from the ribs. There was a fair old sea running, the two surfaced divers where trying to signal by waving their surface marker bouy. The rib boatmen weren't even looking for surfaced divers, these guys were flying out to sea. I was just about to nip up to the CG HQ which was just behind where we were parked, when luckily, a guy fishing from a hardboat sussed what was happening and went over to inform the ribs drivers. Rubbish.
I know we all sometimes have things go a bit squiffy but this was just lack of experience and more so common sense, sounds like what you saw could have gone very wrong
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Dover

Now I have an irrational fear of Dover

Launched the Humber down a broken concrete slipway at near low water at the 6th? attempt

went to Folkstone to escort some kitesurfers on some charity event; weather turned bad- the other rib (Bromley)n the surf and was mullered

I declined to carrry on and went back to Dover with 35kts wind across the West entrance sh1t; never again voluntarily-kept the brown trousers as a reminder

if you were the guy who swam out to my rib after being overturned on the other or you were the photographer on board my rib let me know

I am putting some stuff together but being on the helm have nothing pictorial
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